My resolution for 2014 is to keep this blog going
for all you out there who enjoy reading here
and who draw from it.
I wish you all a safe and happy evening
and a blessed New Year.
|Love the classic feel!|
|I think I have that Garfield|
|The Rose Ring|
|Camelot & Vine|
|King Henry IV of France|
|Queen Nefertiti of Egypt|
|There will always be books - the great misjudgment.|
|Applies to buildings as well|
|*Sigh* Stillsuits covered the head.|
|*Woot* Break dancing!!!|
|Hey? Do you mind?|
|Yes! You, dummy!|
|Oh. I get half. I thank your benevolence.|
|You're doing it wrong! You need to look at the words!|
|Worries of the ancients too.|
|What the cat THINKS he's doing.|
|More toes = more cat to love!|
Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Susan Hildreth emphasized that “there are no federal funds to support this program,” which could be a hardship for libraries that are already overwhelmed by shrinking budgets and increased use.Wow... great... And when you go to the public panhandling for funding you are going to wonder why nobody is going to be receptive to you. You are destroying your neutral brand with this nonsense (I could use a stronger word here). I am so sick of liberals in the academic establishment who think that they own the whole show and just don't care that they are alienating half the country.
|Books and food - a winning combination.|
|Just imagine those rolling fields and mountains... beautiful!|
|President Washington presented with a fasces.|
The mission of the Richmond History Center is to engage, educate, and challenge a diverse audience by collecting, preserving, and interpreting Richmond's history.
The history of the institution begins with Mann S. Valentine, Jr., the museum’s founder, who made his fortune with the creation and production of Valentine’s Meat Juice, a health tonic made from pure beef juice. As did many men of his era, Mann collected artifacts. His collection may have begun, as rumored, with a cigar box filled with arrowheads, but it soon grew to comprise hundreds of objects.
Mann shared his love of history with his brother, renowned sculptor Edward V. Valentine. Mann laid the foundation for the museum in 1892; when he died in 1893, he provided the original bequest for the Valentine Museum, leaving his personal collection of art and artifacts and the 1812 Wickham House.
The Valentine Museum, the first private museum in the City of Richmond, opened in 1898; Edward Valentine served as its first president from its opening until his death in 1930. In his own will, he left an incredible collection of his sculpture, papers, furniture and memorabilia to the museum that still bears his family name.
Over time, the institution has evolved from a general art and history museum to one focusing on the life and history of Richmond, Virginia. For more than 100 years, the Richmond History Center has collected, preserved and interpreted the materials of Richmond's life and history. Through its collections, exhibitions and programs it reflects and interprets the broad issues and diverse communities which define the history of Richmond and its surrounding counties. The History Center is the only institution in the city committed solely to this mission.
The Richmond History Center offers major changing exhibitions, which focus on American urban and social history, costumes, decorative arts and architecture. The History Center includes the stately 1812 Wickham House, a National Historic Landmark and outstanding example of neoclassical architecture featuring rare wall paintings.